On the one side of Pescara you can find long beaches spread along the Adriatic, whereas on the other, national parks preserving the beauty of the Central Apennines peaks. Pescara is a place where nature and all comforts of urban life intertwine.

Pescara, the most important city of Abruzzo, is located on the east coast of Italy – just across the Apennines, almost exactly opposite Rome. This important urban centre is also an excellent tourist place. Pescara offers a lot to both culture and food lovers, as well as those who want to take some time off from the city during their travels.


Most famous for: wide, sandy beaches stretching for miles... and numerous Ironman tournaments that attract triathlonists from all over the world.

A breakthrough moment in history: 1927 – the date when the two parts of the city located on the opposite banks of Pescara river were joined together.

Famous historical monuments: Basilica della Madonna dei sette dolori from the 17th century, Chiesa del Sacratissimo Cuore di Gesù

One definitely needs to: visit the museum dedicated to the writer Gabriele D'Annunzio, which is located in his family house where original furniture and family memorabilia are displayed.

Something for gourmets: fish and seafood, freshly served after fishing at restaurants located at the harbour.

A place for a walk: Ponte del Mare, a majestic bridge with large pylons (lanes for both pedestrians and cyclists) that offers a beautiful view on the surrounding area.

Off the beaten track: it is possible to go to Croatia by ship from Pescara.

Famous citizens: Gabriele D’Annunzio, a poet and prosaist, the author of the famous “The Triumph of Death”.

Life focused around the harbour

Pescara is an important seaport, located at the mouth of the river of the same name. In its beginnings, the harbour was used mainly by local fishermen. However, it became more important during the interwar period, and after the Second World War the damaged structures were quickly rebuilt.
Today, the harbour provides fresh fish, which are an important ingredient used by restaurants in Pescara, famous for their seafood dishes. A popular meat is lamb (arrosticini, small sticks of lamb meat), while regional dinner cannot go without parrozzo – almond dessert with lemon zest and chocolate.

Boats, festivals, and film screenings

The most important street, with boutiques and cafes serving excellent espresso, is Corso Umberto I – an avenue that stretches from Piazza della Repubblica to Piazza Primo Maggio, right next to the Adriatic Sea. The coast is well developed and hosts many events
e.g. in July, spectacular 8-meter-long sailboat races are organized there. Moreover, both the citizens and tourists are attracted by the Pescara Jazz festival The Flaiano Film Festival that promotes not only cinematography but also literature, television, theatre, and radio also has its faithful fans.

Among rocks and mountains of Abruzzo

Pescara is a great base of operations for those who prefer active leisure to sunbathing, as two national parks, situated in the vicinity of the Apennines, make it possible to spend time in the bosom of nature.
When heading for L’Aquila, you will encounter on your way the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga national parks, while turning south will allow you to admire The Maiella mountains. The biggest peak among this range is Monte Amaro – climbing this 2793-meter-high mountain will surely be a crowning moment of your holiday.


local high-quality oil DOP Aprutino Pescarese

Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo A museum featuring materials documenting the life and achievements of the citizens of Abruzzo region.

Aurum – La Fabbrica delle Idee A unique place combining contemporary art with various kinds of events and performances.